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    (Original post by shanzy_91)
    After months of waiting I have finally found where my main placement school is for my SCITT 😁😁😁 just waiting for info on start date now. Any one else still waiting or is it just me? I'm starting to feel a bit worried now 😔
    I'm on the salaried route, so it might be different, but as far as I know we start the 1st of September and the kids come in the 7th, I believe, but that would be down to your local authority. Enrolment for me begins the last week in August, but that's with the University my route is connected to as far as I know.

    I assume the difference with SCITT and SDS is that we apply to the schools we want to work with so we already know our placement school from the beginning.
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    (Original post by shanzy_91)
    After months of waiting I have finally found where my main placement school is for my SCITT 😁😁😁 just waiting for info on start date now. Any one else still waiting or is it just me? I'm starting to feel a bit worried now 😔
    I found out the other week that we have 3 induction days at our lead school, followed by the start of our main placement school on the first Monday of September. Don't be worried, they'll let you know in time Do you have an induction at some point before the summer hols? Maybe they will let you know then...
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    That sounds similar to a lot of people I know who are also doing SD. I've looked to see when the term dates for my LA which are the same as yours but still waiting for official confirmation.


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    I'm on the salaried route, so it might be different, but as far as I know we start the 1st of September and the kids come in the 7th, I believe, but that would be down to your local authority. Enrolment for me begins the last week in August, but that's with the University my route is connected to as far as I know.

    I assume the difference with SCITT and SDS is that we apply to the schools we want to work with so we already know our placement school from the beginning.

    (Original post by beanbrain)
    I found out the other week that we have 3 induction days at our lead school, followed by the start of our main placement school on the first Monday of September. Don't be worried, they'll let you know in time Do you have an induction at some point before the summer hols? Maybe they will let you know then...
    I don't know anything about induction dates, if we are even having one 😳 I email my placement school asking for a start date as I'm in a FT job, need to hand in resignation, book time off for hols etc and they said they are still deciding! Lots of ppl I know have attended inductions or been invited to one and I'm just waiting like...😳 I'm stressing out now. Any advice on how I can make them share info any sooner? Lol xx
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    I am doing SD and I have my induction on 24th where i find out my main school, i can't wait . I also have a session on 30th where i will meet my mentor to go through what is expected by the school. A pre induction at Uni on 2nd July then 2 induction days at Uni beginning Sep. My course starts on 7th Sep which is an inset day. I just want to get stuck in now
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    (Original post by shanzy_91)
    That sounds similar to a lot of people I know who are also doing SD. I've looked to see when the term dates for my LA which are the same as yours but still waiting for official confirmation.

    I don't know anything about induction dates, if we are even having one 😳 I email my placement school asking for a start date as I'm in a FT job, need to hand in resignation, book time off for hols etc and they said they are still deciding! Lots of ppl I know have attended inductions or been invited to one and I'm just waiting like...😳 I'm stressing out now. Any advice on how I can make them share info any sooner? Lol xx
    Don't stress about it, because you seriously can't do anything about it - that's the mantra I live my life by: If I can't change it, I don't worry about it, if I can change it, I do! Trust me, I know how hard that is, so I use A LOT of distraction techniques

    They don't have that long left to decide, really, so they should be in touch fairly soon. But in the meantime, have you done any reading towards useful topics? I've been reading books on behaviour management, the teaching practices and theories of the core subjects, and when I finish the current books, I'll be tackling my non-core subject knowledge head on! Keeps me busy, will hopefully make my next year a little bit easier, and gives me something to think about when I'm not working!
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    Hello! I've just found this thread! I have been accepted on The Pilgrim Partnership Early Years Schools Direct (3-7)! I'm really excited (sad I know!) I have applied for teacher training for 3 years and been rejected by Hertfordshire university every time, by chance was driving past a local school and saw the sign for schools direct (I had never heard of it before) applied and was accepted

    I have a 2:2 in Education Studies, 6 months experience as a TA in Reception / Nursery, 6 months experience as a room leader in a 2-3 room.

    I am mummy to an almost 3 year old little boy and step mummy to a 5 year old boy!

    What information have you been given so far? We haven't been given anything yet and panicking a bit! There is a meet the other students and teachers evening on 8th July so hoping that will give me some more info!
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    (Original post by Louise88x)
    Hello! I've just found this thread! I have been accepted on The Pilgrim Partnership Early Years Schools Direct (3-7)! I'm really excited (sad I know!) I have applied for teacher training for 3 years and been rejected by Hertfordshire university every time, by chance was driving past a local school and saw the sign for schools direct (I had never heard of it before) applied and was accepted

    I have a 2:2 in Education Studies, 6 months experience as a TA in Reception / Nursery, 6 months experience as a room leader in a 2-3 room.

    I am mummy to an almost 3 year old little boy and step mummy to a 5 year old boy!

    What information have you been given so far? We haven't been given anything yet and panicking a bit! There is a meet the other students and teachers evening on 8th July so hoping that will give me some more info!
    I think everyone here is just as excited to get started as you - I know I am!

    We have an induction meeting on Monday, where we will be given a reading list among other bits of information (which I'm sure I was told what they would be, but I can't remember ). The lead school already told us the start dates for our course, and where our main placement will be, but I'm sure if they don't give this information to you before, they will give it to you at the meeting
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    I asked about a reading list and was told there isn't one so I'm rather confused! Do you know what percentage you will be teaching?

    I'm trying to sort out my folder of information to keep to hand so far I have got.....
    Teaching Standards
    Early Learning Goals
    Characteristics of effective learning
    Development matters
    Curriculum year 1 - 3 in the front and 4-6 in the back (not sure if will need those last ones)
    Ofsted key indicators for grading
    Outstanding lesson check list
    WALT/WILF/WALF/TIB definitions
    Autumn term events calendar
    Info on supporting EAL children
    Info on supporting fine motor skills
    Info on supporting thinking skills
    Info on behavioural difficulties
    Info on Autism / Aspergers
    Info on ADHD
    Info on Dyslexia / Dyscalculia
    Info on Dyspraxia
    Info on Dysgraphia
    Info on Oppositional Defiant Disorder
    Scholastic national curriculum in full highlighted and annotated
    Ordered letters and sounds training manual

    Can you think of anything else I might have missed?! I'm interested in SEN myself (my step son has aspergers) hence all the SEN paperwork
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    wow you are really organised, i still have an essay to complete for my hons degree. Can i ask where did you get all your information for your folder from. Like everyone else so excited to start.
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    (Original post by Louise88x)
    I asked about a reading list and was told there isn't one so I'm rather confused! Do you know what percentage you will be teaching?

    I'm trying to sort out my folder of information to keep to hand so far I have got.....
    Teaching Standards
    Early Learning Goals
    Characteristics of effective learning
    Development matters
    Curriculum year 1 - 3 in the front and 4-6 in the back (not sure if will need those last ones)
    Ofsted key indicators for grading
    Outstanding lesson check list
    WALT/WILF/WALF/TIB definitions
    Autumn term events calendar
    Info on supporting EAL children
    Info on supporting fine motor skills
    Info on supporting thinking skills
    Info on behavioural difficulties
    Info on Autism / Aspergers
    Info on ADHD
    Info on Dyslexia / Dyscalculia
    Info on Dyspraxia
    Info on Dysgraphia
    Info on Oppositional Defiant Disorder
    Scholastic national curriculum in full highlighted and annotated
    Ordered letters and sounds training manual

    Can you think of anything else I might have missed?! I'm interested in SEN myself (my step son has aspergers) hence all the SEN paperwork
    You are hyper-organised! I have the teaching standards and full national curriculum (waiting for my extremely boring 24hr flights to and from Australia this summer to start annotating them!), plus a few books on effective lessons and planning. I also have some books that contain information on behaviour management - which might be something you are missing. I know you have lots of information about SEN that may contribute towards unwanted behaviours, but I don't know if you are training in an SEN school or just a mainstream school - in which case, SEN may not have anything to do with behaviour issues...

    I'm just making sure I have a reasonable level of subject knowledge for all subjects - we will be getting a subject audit to complete over summer, so I wanted to get a head start! I've heard some courses don't provide reading lists because they feel that reading before the course doesn't actually contribute as much as reading while having hands on experience...?
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    I have done a massive reply with links about an hour ago but the moderators haven't accepted the post yet ! Yeah I have a few books but all seems to be pretty self explanatory but then I don't know if that's because we have 2 under 5! haha
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    (Original post by blueeyes1611)
    wow you are really organised, i still have an essay to complete for my hons degree. Can i ask where did you get all your information for your folder from. Like everyone else so excited to start.
    Sent you an inbox with list of websites etc moderators don't seem to approving my post for some reason! X


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    (Original post by Louise88x)
    Sent you an inbox with list of websites etc moderators don't seem to approving my post for some reason! X


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    Would you mind sending me that information too please?
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    Would you mind sending me that information too please?
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    Thank you so much! That is an awesome website, I assume you have access to more than just the free content? The LDA website sheets are also very interesting
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    (Original post by beanbrain)
    Thank you so much! That is an awesome website, I assume you have access to more than just the free content? The LDA website sheets are also very interesting
    Yes I've got the full version but it is so so worth it! Some of that might be free though! X


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    (Original post by beanbrain)
    Don't stress about it, because you seriously can't do anything about it - that's the mantra I live my life by: If I can't change it, I don't worry about it, if I can change it, I do! Trust me, I know how hard that is, so I use A LOT of distraction techniques

    They don't have that long left to decide, really, so they should be in touch fairly soon. But in the meantime, have you done any reading towards useful topics? I've been reading books on behaviour management, the teaching practices and theories of the core subjects, and when I finish the current books, I'll be tackling my non-core subject knowledge head on! Keeps me busy, will hopefully make my next year a little bit easier, and gives me something to think about when I'm not working!
    I've started some reading on teaching techniques & behaviour management stuff but nothing subject related yet. Got the NC printed out & need to go through it and recap on subject knowledge. It's been 3 yrs since I graduated (feels so long!) I'm trying to bind my time & not think about it too much.
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    Wow you sound so organised! I need to get my butt into gear thought I was organised with all my stationary sorted and books pulled up ready to read. I currently work in FE with SEN students so have knowledge that I'm hoping will be helpful.you mush be very excited to start the course now!

    (Original post by Louise88x)
    I asked about a reading list and was told there isn't one so I'm rather confused! Do you know what percentage you will be teaching?

    I'm trying to sort out my folder of information to keep to hand so far I have got.....
    Teaching Standards
    Early Learning Goals
    Characteristics of effective learning
    Development matters
    Curriculum year 1 - 3 in the front and 4-6 in the back (not sure if will need those last ones)
    Ofsted key indicators for grading
    Outstanding lesson check list
    WALT/WILF/WALF/TIB definitions
    Autumn term events calendar
    Info on supporting EAL children
    Info on supporting fine motor skills
    Info on supporting thinking skills
    Info on behavioural difficulties
    Info on Autism / Aspergers
    Info on ADHD
    Info on Dyslexia / Dyscalculia
    Info on Dyspraxia
    Info on Dysgraphia
    Info on Oppositional Defiant Disorder
    Scholastic national curriculum in full highlighted and annotated
    Ordered letters and sounds training manual

    Can you think of anything else I might have missed?! I'm interested in SEN myself (my step son has aspergers) hence all the SEN paperwork
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    (Original post by shanzy_91)
    Wow you sound so organised! I need to get my butt into gear thought I was organised with all my stationary sorted and books pulled up ready to read. I currently work in FE with SEN students so have knowledge that I'm hoping will be helpful.you mush be very excited to start the course now!
    Yes definitely I graduated in 2010 so feels so long ago! (I did redo a module in 2013) been rejected so many times too so want to make sure I do well!

    I'm really interested in SEN, my step son has Aspergers (well all involved - us, school and counsellor think so we are going through CAMHS atm taken so long to get an appointment!) really think it should be compulsary to do something as a teacher. For 6 months step son was excluded from class, sent out for being "naughty", had class time taken away etc. We kept saying something wasn't right but the teacher wouldn't listen, we took him ourselves to a private counsellor and now we are going through camhs it took us going to a counsellor to get the SENCO involved and finally have school backing.

    Sorry turned into a bit of a rant haha!

    Still feels like so long away though and my job at the moment is so boring but pays well just frustrating! X


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    (Original post by Louise88x)
    Yes definitely I graduated in 2010 so feels so long ago! (I did redo a module in 2013) been rejected so many times too so want to make sure I do well!

    I'm really interested in SEN, my step son has Aspergers (well all involved - us, school and counsellor think so we are going through CAMHS atm taken so long to get an appointment!) really think it should be compulsary to do something as a teacher. For 6 months step son was excluded from class, sent out for being "naughty", had class time taken away etc. We kept saying something wasn't right but the teacher wouldn't listen, we took him ourselves to a private counsellor and now we are going through camhs it took us going to a counsellor to get the SENCO involved and finally have school backing.

    Sorry turned into a bit of a rant haha!

    Still feels like so long away though and my job at the moment is so boring but pays well just frustrating! X


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    What your son has gone through with school is too common unfortunately. I've seen/heard about it too many times & sometimes kids are being kicked out of school when all they needed was to listen to parents, diagnose and provide extra support. I agree it something all teachers should do. I'm gonna be doing SD sec and we only have 2 weeks in a SEN school - it's really not enough. I've heard horror stories from my college students saying they weren't all per to take GCSEs because they're not able & being hidden away when Ofsted come 😡 Without specialist training for teachers this is what happens. It should be mandatory for everyone. I've got 3 weeks left in my job until I finish for the summer hols. So excited to finish & start my course (whenever that is!)
    Sorry for the essay!
 
 
 
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